Project Updates

  • Happy New Year from Internews!

    Thursday, December 29, 2016

    In 2017, Internews will celebrate its 35th anniversary. Over the past 35 years, we and others in the media development field have evolved as the information landscape has changed.

  • “We can’t understand the teachers — that’s why no one went to school yesterday”

    Monday, December 19, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium)

    Since January of this year, 38% of new arrivals to Greece have been children. Yet we rarely hear what they have to say.

    Child participation is one of the core principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which asserts that children and young people have the right to freely express their views on all matters affecting them, and to have their opinions taken into account.

  • Laying the Groundwork for the 2017 Juba Film Festival

    A seated woman is seen through the viewfinder of a video camera
    Friday, December 16, 2016

    Juba’s first ever Film Festival was a smashing success in July, but the festival organizers aren’t resting on their laurels.

    Juba Film Festival (JFF) Founding Director Simon Bingo says training young people to tell stories with cameras is the next step in helping the young country to popularize movies and grow the industry.

  • Kat Duffy to Lead Internews Technology Programs

    Kat Duffy headshot
    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    As the newly-named Vice President for Global Technology Programs, Kat Duffy will lead the strategy, technical approach, and institutional learning around technology across Internews’ work in more than 50 countries.

    “I’m thrilled to have someone of Kat’s caliber join our team,” said Internews President Jeanne Bourgault. “Understanding the way information is accessed safely and securely, and supporting new pathways for independent information production, verification and use by individuals around the world is central to the success of all our work.”

  • Media Associations of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Join Forces to Confront the Challenges that Journalists in the Region Face

    Three people sit at a table in front of a audience
    Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    On October 25, the President of the Journalists Association of Guatemala (Asociación de Periodistas de Guatemala, APG), Ileana Alamilla; the President of the Press Association of Honduras (Asociación de Prensa Hondureña, APH), Carlos Ortiz; and the President of the Journalists Association of El Salvador (Asociación de Periodistas de El Salvador, APES), Serafín Valencia; met in San Salvador, El Salvador to analyze the state of journalism in the Central America region. 

  • “We were all Slaves”

    Friday, November 4, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    An investigative report by Burmese journalist Swe Win has revealed that abuses and exploitation are rife in Myanmar’s prison labor camps. Interviews with ex-prisoners and former prison officials document that convicts are forced to pay bribes or perform backbreaking manual labor, sometimes resulting in death.